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Iowa History 101: The Education and Training of Seven African American U.S. Army Officers for World War I and its Aftermath

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 12:00 to 1:00pm

Join Bernard Harris, Ph.D., in a detailed analysis of little-known facts uncovered from archives and museums concerning Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in 1917, when the installation hosted the segregated Infantry and Medical Officer Training Camps. Emphasis will be placed on the monthly activities in both camps as experienced by seven African American civilians who attended and graduated with U.S. Army officer commissions. Each of these men later served overseas in France, many in the trenches of World War I.

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